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News: Headlines from the Moroccan Press: Monday, April 5, 2021

AUJOURD'HUI LE MAROC
The Constitutional Court validates the new law on parties:
The last texts voted by the two Chambers on the basis of debate were submitted to it for approval. The new text that can enter into force now should help transform the work of political parties and their management. The second text validated concerns appointments to senior positions, in accordance with the provisions of Articles 49 and 92 of the Constitution...

The World Bank's recipe for increased job creation:
The World Bank finds that building a dynamic and inclusive labor market in Morocco remains a persistent challenge. In a new report entitled "Morocco's Employment Landscape," the financial institution highlights key issues and challenges in the labor market. Despite the many positive developments over the past decade, the labor market faces significant impediments: the slowdown in job creation in light of demographic growth, the shortage of quality jobs in high-productivity industries, and the many excluded from the labor market, particularly women and youth...


LE MATIN DU SAHARA:
MAD 4.5 billion programmed to support private investment in the agricultural sector in 2021:
An envelope of MAD 4.5 billion has been programmed in support of private investment in the agricultural sector under 2021, up 7% compared to last year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Rural Development and Water and Forests. "The employment program under 2021 amounts to MAD 4.5 billion, up 7% from the program of 2020 (MAD 4.2 billion), reflecting the continued effort of the state to support private investment in the agricultural sector," said the ministry in a statement on the meeting of the Technical Committee of the Agricultural Development Fund (FDA), held on March 25...

Chinese delegation holds working meetings with Moroccan partners:
A delegation of CCCC-CRBC chaired by Peng Xiaojun, vice-president of CRBC and chairman of China Holding Company has visited Morocco as part of the deployment of the Tangier Tech project, says Bank of Africa (BOA). A working meeting was held last Wednesday with the Minister of Industry, Trade, Green and Digital Economy, Moulay Hafid Elalamy, in the presence of Moroccan partners, BOA and the Tangier Mediterranean Special Agency (TMSA), the group said in a statement...


LES INSPIRATIONS ECO
Freedom of prices. A planned legal overhaul:
Although Morocco has had a law on price freedom since 2012 that is adapted to constitutional requirements and that has strengthened the place of the Competition Council as a control authority, the legal framework has proved inadequate to provide this body with a status that allows it to carry out its missions according to the purposes of Law 104-12...

Stock exchange. Nexans Morocco ends 37 years of listing:
The Casablanca Stock Exchange is about to part with one of its residents. Nexans Maroc has decided, during its meeting held on April 1st, to delist its shares from the Casablanca Stock Exchange. The group cites as reasons the low liquidity of its stock and the limited visibility within the list...


LIBÉRATION
Fighting global warming. The intention is there:
Morocco advocates for a new post-2025 financing target to support joint climate action efforts. Better yet, it believes it is urgent to make an absolute change in financing decisions. Speaking at a ministerial meeting under the theme "Climate and Development," organized recently in virtual mode at the initiative of the United Kingdom, Nasser Bourita, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Resident Abroad, pleaded for fair and equitable financing for all developing countries ensuring at the same time the balance between mitigation and adaptation financing...

Telephone conversation between H.M Mohammed VI and H.M Abdullah II:
His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God assist him, had a telephone conversation early Sunday morning with His brother His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein, Sovereign of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan...